Breaking Down the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
Learn more about how the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act can benefit design practitioners and business owners.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has been working to secure relief for the design and construction industry, and, specifically, the thousands of small business and sole practitioner interior designer firms and firm employees represented by the Society.
On March 27, the third coronavirus relief package was signed into law. Many of the items requested by ASID in our March 23 letter to Congressional leadership were included in this package. Bryan J. Soukup, Esq., ASID Vice President of Government & Public Affairs (GPA), walks you through the sections of the stimulus package relevant to the design profession and industry, providing analysis and commentary on what is being offered to Americans to help students, practitioners, and business owners recover from the economic interruption created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by Randy W. Fiser, Hon. FASID.
This is a recording of a webinar presented on March 31, 2020.
What You Will Learn
- Understand key aspects of the coronavirus economic stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (as passed the U.S. Senate on 3/26/2020).
- Identify sections of the stimulus package relevant to the industry.
- Become familiar with the opportunities available to help students, practitioners, and business owners recover from the economic interruption created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bryan Soukup, Esq.
Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, ASID
As Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for ASID, Bryan J. Soukup, Esq., leads the Society's strategic efforts to advocate for the interior design profession from a legislative, regulatory, and policy perspective before the federal and state governments. He is the Society's sole registered federal lobbyist and chief advocate at the state and local levels. Prior to joining ASID in summer 2018, Bryan served as Director of Resilience Initiatives and as a registered federal and state lobbyist for the International Code Council (ICC). He is a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia and in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Randy W. Fiser, Hon. FASID (Moderator)
(Former) CEO, ASID
Randy W. Fiser led the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as chief executive officer through July 2020, overseeing the strategic planning, financial management, and national operations for the Society’s more than 25,000 members who work across all sectors of residential and commercial interior design. He led the network of 46 ASID chapters throughout the United States and Canada to advance the profession and to communicate the impact of interior design to enhance the human experience and to transform lives. Dedicated to advancing community and economic development, Fiser brought to his role a unique point of view about the capacity of design to make a positive impact on human health, well-being, and productivity.